Chemical Equipment Operators
People in this career need to:
- Listen to other workers and ask questions.
- Read and understand work-related manuals and diagrams.
- Express ideas clearly when speaking or writing.
- Identify problems and review information. Develop, review, and apply solutions.
- Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
- Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
- Develop rules or follow guidelines for arranging items.
- Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task.
- Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action.
- Understand new information or materials by studying and working with them.
- Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.
- Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
- Use math skills to solve problems.
- Use scientific methods to solve problems.
- Check how well one is learning or doing something.
- Manage the time of self and others.
- Direct plant laborers as they work.
- Be aware of others' reactions and understand the possible causes.
- Use several methods to learn or teach others how to do something.
- Watch gauges, dials, and output to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Operate and control equipment.
- Determine the causes of technical problems and find solutions for them.
- Maintain equipment on a routine basis. Determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Determine the tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Test and inspect products and processes. Evaluate quality or performance.
- Analyze needs and requirements when designing products.
- Repair machines or systems.
- Design equipment and technology to meet user needs.
- Quickly and accurately compare numbers, graphs, or patterns.
- Identify a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in distracting material.
Reason and Problem Solve
Use Math and Science
Manage Oneself, People, Time and Things
Work with People
Work with Things
Perceive and Visualize
People in this career need knowledge in the following areas:
- Mathematics: Knowledge of the rules and uses of numbers. Areas of knowledge include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics.
- Mechanical: Knowledge of designing, using, and repairing machines and tools.
- Public Safety and Security: Knowledge of protecting people, data, and property.
- English Language: Knowledge of the meaning, spelling, and use of the English language.
- Production and Processing: Knowledge of how products are made and supplied.
People in this career are people who tend to:
- Consider support from their employer important. They like to be treated fairly and have supervisors who will back them up. They prefer jobs where they are trained well.
- Consider relationships important. They like to work in a friendly, non-competitive environment. They like to do things for other people. They prefer jobs where they are not pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
- Consider independence important. They like to make decisions and try out ideas on their own. They prefer jobs where they can plan their work with little supervision.
- Have realistic interests. They like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like to work with plants, animals, and physical materials such as wood, tools, and machinery. They often prefer to work outside.
Source: Minnesota Department of Education.